A Film by Thea Hvistendahl. Lensed by cinematographer Pål Ulvik Rokseth on 35mm film.
On a hot summer day in Oslo, the newly dead awaken. Three families faced with loss try to figure out what this resurrection means and if their loved ones really are back. Reuniting Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie (THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD). Based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, writer of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN.
Cinelab provided film lab services including process, scanning and dailies. The finishing colour grade on the feature was also completed at Cinelab by Head of Colour Darren Rae, working closely with Thea and Pål to set the look of the film.
HANDLING THE UNDEAD is a visually expansive experience, full of arresting images and subtle performances that collapse the space between the living and the dead. Director Thea Hvistendahl’s steady directorial hand leaves her characters room to breathe, to mediate the moral grey area, letting the minutiae of grief lead them as they feel their way through an extraordinary circumstance.
'Handling the Undead' will premiere at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.